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Friday, May 13, 2011
Burial At Sea - 1944 - Somber
Burial at sea video ...
Here's a rather sad sea burial - a somber and reflective video of 1 1/2 mins.
Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was
a gunner on a TBM Avenger. On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron
participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple times
by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. Deen was killed.
The Avenger's pilot, Lt Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier,
the USS Essex.
Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided
to leave him in it. It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably
U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being